Council Events

Upcoming Events

The Public Policy Action Network will meet to share legislative updates and ask questions.

Developed out of a trending conversation on the Philanthropy Exchange (PhilEx), the Council invites you to join a peer-to-peer conversation for foundation staff who are currently handling American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds or are in the process of negotiating an agreement with their County/City.

Community foundation executives are invited to join a peer roundtable conversation to learn more about the unique opportunities and challenges for community foundations accepting cryptocurrency.

In partnership with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and Candid, the Council on Foundations are pleased to present a webinar to highlight the key learnings and provide recommendations for funders as the world continues to struggle with the impact of COVID-19.

This monthly call is for community foundations staff to connect with the National Standards staff and to ask questions related to the National Standards program.

Staff of corporate giving programs and foundations are invited to join a peer-to-peer roundtable conversation to connect and learn about the challenges and opportunities in corporate philanthropy.

Philanthropy has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years in terms of the sources of wealth underlying charitable gifts, the allocation of resources, and its decision-making processes. More than ever, those engaged in philanthropy need an ethical orientation to inform their work.

Join this peer-led discussion to explore the difficult challenges of navigating board and staff relationships and dynamics, while building a culture of trust throughout the organization. Executive leaders of private foundations, family foundations, and independent foundations are permitted to join.

Council members are invited to join informal roundtable discussions with several federal agencies to learn more about their implementation of the American Rescue Plan and other priorities, including the cross-government equity action plans.

Join the Council’s Capitol Hill consultants Ken Kies, Managing Director, Federal Policy Group and Arshi Siddiqui, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP for an update on what is happening on Capitol Hill!

Council Legal Office Hours for Community Foundations opens the conversation between funders and Council attorneys, Ben McDearmon and Remy Barnwell, to engage in a Q&A discussion to address emerging legal questions.

Join CEP and the Council on Foundations for a discussion about rebuilding trust in nonprofits and philanthropy.

Council Legal Office Hours - Global opens the conversation between funders and Council attorneys, Ben McDearmon and Remy Barnwell, to engage in a Q&A discussion to address emerging legal questions.

Anti-democratic extremism, hate, and politically-motivated violence are on the rise. Philanthropy should be part of the solution, not the problem. Join us to learn about community foundation anti-hate and values-aligned policies, discuss the issue with your peers, and get more information about our recently-launched toolkit.

The Public Policy Action Network will meet to share legislative updates and ask questions.

Led by the Council's legal team this workshop is designed to answer your broad legal and practical questions on administering funds, grants, and community foundation activities.

A well-trained staff and an informed board are critical to the success of community foundations in our fast-changing world. This traditionally in-person, two-day course adapted to virtual in four, half day sessions helps new and growing foundation stakeholders build the essential skills they need to balance governance and management with the broader understanding of community foundations within the philanthropic sector.

Led by the Council's legal team, this workshop is designed to answer your broad legal and practical questions on corporate foundation and giving activities.

Led by the Council's legal team this workshop is designed to answer your broad legal and practical questions on administering funds, grants, and community foundation activities.

The 2022 Virtual HR Retreat, co-hosted by the Council on Foundations and CHANGE Philanthropy, is a unique opportunity to learn from and engage with fellow HR and talent leaders in philanthropy.

A well-trained staff and an informed board are critical to the success of community foundations in our fast-changing world. This traditionally in-person, two-day course adapted to virtual in four, half day sessions helps new and growing foundation stakeholders build the essential skills they need to balance governance and management with the broader understanding of community foundations within the philanthropic sector.

Led by the Council's legal team this workshop is designed to answer your broad legal and practical questions on administering funds, grants, and community foundation activities.

Join us for the Council on Foundations’ 2022 Public Policy Summit – where we will come together as a virtual community to explore philanthropy’s role as a bridge-builder.

A well-trained staff and an informed board are critical to the success of community foundations in our fast-changing world. This traditionally in-person, two-day course adapted to virtual in four, half day sessions helps new and growing foundation stakeholders build the essential skills they need to balance governance and management with the broader understanding of community foundations within the philanthropic sector.

Past Events

Connect with community foundation peers to learn about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This group of community foundations meets monthly by Zoom to discuss SDG hot topics including education, local implementation, community alignment and communication, professional development, data, grantmaking, and more. This community is primarily focused on expanding the SDGs in the United States through community foundation action, but all nationalities are welcome.